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in libya as it has been and continues to be in some other parts of the middle east. >> from st. john's college in santa fe, new mexico, my question is -- i am interesting -- interested in it if in the arab spring, it is more united, -- my question is, what i am interested in is if the arabs spring is more united -- the arab spring, if it is more united. >> world affairs forum from stanford, connecticut. one man spoke a little while ago in new york, and he made a couple of major points, one of which was the need for the growth of the spirit of pluralism across the middle east. when he was asked what the seeds of that growth would be a -- would be, it was that americans would not have much to do in creating or fostering it. i would ask this panel, are their seeds of growth of political pluralism -- are there seeds? or is the question not so relevant? >> marc, you said in the book is a different phenomenon. because of the connectivity that shibley talked about, people can respond in real time -- >> starting with aljazeera and moving through social media, twitter, that sort of thing, gre
a challenge. john thune would be the strongest challenge. >> would thune have the ability to attract the so-called tea party or the most conservative and confrontational crowd? or are they waiting for jim demint or rand paul or mike lee -- >> i mean if one of the tea party crowd ran, i don't think they would get very many votes. you know, we talk about them a lot but in the senate g.o.p. you have more mainstream establish republicans than you do tea party people. so, it would be like a heath schuler taking on nancy pelosi after 20910 elections. >> and mcconnell, interestingly who is the pair gone of the republican establishment has won them over. he made uneasy peace with and paul. it looks to me like mitch mcconnell has wanted to be majority leader since the senate race, ever since then he wanted to be majority leader. now he may never be. things do not look that much better for the republicans two years from now than they do now. he will also face a primary in two years. >> he may or may not. back in 2010 there was a contested primary in kentucky. that caused a bit of a
to acknowledge speaker john boehner and house majority leader cantor and our democratic leader nancy pelosi for their support of this bill. i thank my colleagues, the gentlelady from guam, and also from the northern mariana islands, ms. bordallo, and mr. sablan, for their co-sponsorship of this bill. mr. speaker, today american samoa faces a serious problem of tobacco smuggling, as i'm sure it's the same with the other territories. according to a recent study two years ago, as many as five million, five million d 5,792,924 cigarettes were smuggled into the territory. the study found that tobacco smuggling resulted in the loss of about $724,,116 in revenues to the american samoa government. if continued undeterred, tobacco smuggling in the territories will include to heavier losses in local tax revenues, especially if cigarettes' excise tax rates were to be increased. mr. speaker, in this age of government fiscal responsibility, securing and sustaining stable resources of local revenue streaming is essential and must be encouraged for the territories. it was for this reason why i began to lo
. day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 17, 2012, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate . the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11: 50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. quigley, for five minutes. mr. quigley: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, an estimated 50,000 people die every year as a result of seize years. some of -- seizures. some of these victims are like danny stanton. chicago's mike and mary stanton founded the danny foundation after their 4-year-old son, danny, died from a seizure while he was sleeping. it is dedicated to preventing deaths caused by seizures and raising epilepsy awareness among the public and medical community. that's no small task, but one
, the president, all making sure that this is not swept under the carpet here. john, i do not know. when i saw him, these men are away for a long time. my stepfather was in the military. my first husband had a silver star in vietnam. i know what it is like for men and women to be separated. i feel sorry for holly and her family, but at the same time these men, they are not robots. host: diane, thank you for the call this morning. here is the editorial from "the wall street journal." it notes that "if the leaks are correct, the fbi was investigating him for months." host: edward, independent line, thank you for calling. caller: thank you for taking my call. i feel the general is an honorable man who made a mistake. we're all human and we all make errors. most politicians would not do that. that being said, i would like to make a comment about this benghazi thing. republicans have made such a big deal out of it. ronald reagan sent over 200 marines to their death and there was no public outrage. where is the republican outrage? only because of obama do we get this kind of reaction. thank you. host: e
speaker john boehner is holding a news conference about the house republican elections. kathy mcmorris rodgers has been elected to be house g.o.p. conference chairman and beat tom price who was endorsed by paul ryan who was the republican vice presidential nominee. and a couple of leadership positions will stay the same, including majority leader eric cantor and house whip kevin mccarthy. we are waiting to hear more about the elections. >> we are waiting to hear what happened from house speaker john boehner. a bit of background, one house republican sought to nominate newt gingrich for house speaker. we will have speaker boehner shortly. nancy pelosi announced that she plans to stay on as the leader of the house democrats and made the announcement at a press briefing and said, quote, i wouldn't think of walking away. we will watch that now while waiting for speaker boehner. >> i think that means most of them are here. good morning. more are coming. more are coming. yesterday, when we gathered here, i began my comments standing here with our new members of congress by saying a picture i
, but we still can go back and see when president bush was pushing very hard, when john mccain was pushing hard, ted kennedy was taking a lead and immigration reform was defeated by 15 votes in the senate. i mean, there's no guarantee it will happen, but, you know, the discussion about future elections and growing from latino vote, etc., etc., then maybe exaggerated two years ago -- two years ago we were all lamenting, the democrats were lamenting about the tea party coming forward and the republicans were cheering and looked like the country was going in the the direction. gay marriage was been defeated election after -- so i would also take these trends as written in concrete, the all-i would not take these trends as written in concrete, but they still look favorable. i love the quote,-i cannot remember his name -- on a talk show, it was a great week to be latino. on the rest of latin america, i think what michael said is right. i also think immigration means more for mexico and central america and the caribbean that it does for the other countries. it is important, but it has less -- by
, as will the head of the d triple c, chairman johns for the house races, steve israel of new york, news conference coming at 2:00 eastern. we'll likely have it for you here on c-span as the house is expected to gavel out quickly at 2:00. >> what i like about c-span's coverage is it's in-depth. oftentimes you'll cover an event from start to finish, and i can get the information that i need. i like to watch the communicators, i like to watch congressional hearings. the events that you do at the national press club where there are policy leaders speaking. i find those useful. >> howard woolley watches c-span on verizon. c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. the lame duck session starts at 2:00 p.m. eastern. until then part of this morning's "washington journal." host: we are back with the former senator from indiana served as democrat for that state from 1999 to 2011. now co-founder of the no labels organization. senator bayh, let me begin with the petraeus resignation. what's your reaction? you served on the intelligence
, vietnam veterans of america. john hamilton, commander in chief, veterans of foreign wars of the united states. cleve gear, national commander aamvets. samuel hunt, national president, blinded veterans association. john cahill, national commander, army and navy union of the u.s.a. h. gene overstreet, national commander, noncommissioned officers. james kutz, national commander, the american legion. bruce mckenty, national commander, military order of the purple heart of the u.s.a. mark kilgore, national president, fleet reserve association. james tuey, national commandant, marine corps league. edward brogan, national president military chaplin association. bill lawson, national president, paralyzed veterans of america. benny atkins, national commander, legion of valor of the u.s.a. gary angen, commander in chief, military order of the world wars. jack clemp, president, national association for uniform services. the associate members of the committee are located in the boxes to my left. i'd like to ask the presidents and national commanders of our associate members to stand and be recogni
of this event, and they did a fantastic job. patty and jim, and diana and john smith, thank you for making this such a great success. thank you. and i also want to acknowledge the steering committee, christie and jeff, sandy and gary, jackie and bob, joyce and arnie, janet and mark jacobs, jennifer and chuck, bruce and debbie and doug rightguard. erin and matt, jane and bob, marcia and dan. i want to thank all of them up for their good works and thanks to all of you for making this the most successful fund-raiser the brandstad committee has had in history. thank you very much. i want to thank the wilder side band for their entertainment and for our baker, linzie of live, love, bake for delicious birthday treats tonight. this is a wonderful cake they put together. thank you very much. one of the big reasons for having such a great success is our inspirational speaker, marco rubio. what a wonderful message he has and what a great example of the american dream. and he is an inspiration to me and so many others to continue to focus on a limited government and empowering the private sector to
can influence both parties. host: let's hear from our next caller. john is in deerfield beach, florida, on our republicans line. hi, john. caller: hi. good morning, guest: good morning. caller: two questions. one would be if the benghazi situation was a real demonstration, we saw no signs of "death to america, death to israel," which seems really change. why doesn't anybody ask -- and one question about the fiscal cliff. why does no one ever say, raise the payroll tax cut to say $1 million or $250,000? guest: they are good questions. obviously i do not have those answers, especially in benghazi on why people haven't said this or done this. i just resort to the fact that we set ourselves up for these problems mainly because we shouldn't be involved in doing these things. but you're right. the investigation should look into that. who made the rules and who made these decisions? solving these problems is like raising more taxes and moving up the ladder and put more taxes. spending is the tax. the tax is all secondary. it's the spending. so as soon as the spending occurs, they're either go
force director john beretta who has done an absolutely remarkable job in leading this investigation as well as the many fine prosecutors from the criminal division, the environment and natural resources division, the u.s. attorney community and the many talented federal and state law enforcement agents who have worked so hard for so long to develop these cases. i would like to thank our colleagues at the securities and exchange commission for their important parallel investigation. with that i would like to turn it over now to my friend and colleague, the director of enforcement at the f.c.c. thank you. >> thank you. i'm director of enforcement at the f.c.c. today we are announcing that b.p. has agreed to pay more than a half billion dollars that it misled investigators about the rate of oil flowing during the deep water horizon disaster. the $525 million penalty represents the third largest civil penalty aftersaysed and those fund will be used to compensate harmed investors for losses sustained from this fraud. b.p. misrepresented in f.c.c. file thags the oil spill flow rate was es
. john. you're breaking up there. are you still with us? i think we have to move on. maybe ugh call back on a better line. to paul in craig, arkansas, is that right, republican call her caller: no, ma'am, that's alaska. i'm -- i went to alaska and went to alaska and converted the republicans up here to ron paul. i'm a christian, i'm a vietnam veteran. i base my opinions on robert spencer's politically encorrect guide to islam and george washington's speech when he retired. what i'm getting at here is, according to spencer, you cannot deal with a muslim because islam is tied to -- is not just a religion but a political movement. and you cannot deal with a muslim as an apostate because they'll make my treaty when they're in a disadvantage with you and then their religion tells them it's ok to turn around and break your word when it becomes advan tiges promote islam and kill the apostates. host: is there any truth to that in foreign policy when dealing with muslim nations? or muslim nations dealing with each other or other countries? guest: i think what's important here, we talk about the a
occupations and in their several homes and places of worship render thanks to almighty god. john f. kennedy, october of 1961 , officially proclaimed these words. this was president kennedy's first thanksgiving proclamation, having become president some nine months earlier. he proclaimed, these words, the pilgrims after a year of hardship and peril humbly and ref rently setaside a special day upon which to give thanks to god. i ask the head of each family to recount to his children the story of the first new england thanksgiving. thus impress upon future generations the heritage of this nation born in toil, in danger, in purpose, and in the conviction that right and justice and freedom can, through man's efforts, persevere and come to fruition with the blessing of god. and i will -- this will be the next to last, mr. speaker, but it is important, just as every president every year has proclaimed a day of thanksgiving to god, to our eternal and omnipotent source of all blessings. so every president has done it. president obama has done it. it is just so important that as we see surveys done o
%? this is a very clear issue and the first challenge for john boehner. 90% vs. 2%. he is -- they have sided with 2%. can he get them to give 90% of americans a tax break? if not, the republican party is in more trouble. >> ami sheree this order -- editorial saying that the republicans have no foothold in -- and little room to negotiate and the president will drive a bargain. >> it would have to say this. republicans are not dealing from strength. they were in 2010 when they elected 63 tea party freshman and i could block or pass anything they wanted. john boehner was to admit that they do not win and if they do not when you are not dealing with a position of strength. president obama is. >> 1042 to five days until the next presidential election. host: hillary clinton would be the best prepared candidate. one who has lived in the u.s. senate, a woman who knows virtually every head of state in the world and is a strong opinion of the inclusion of -- social inclusion. i come close but will not talk about that until hillary -- people decide what to do. >> what is your decision making process moving fo
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